130x200 640 страниц. 2014 год. Arrow Books Renowned as an age of artistic rebirth, the Renaissance is cloaked with an aura of beauty and brilliance. But behind the Mona Lisa's smile lurked a seamy, vicious world of power politics, perversity and corruption that has more in common with the present day than anyone dares to admit. Uncovering the hidden realities beneath the surface of the period's best-known artworks, acclaimed historian Alexander Lee takes the reader on a breathtaking and unexpected journey through the Italian past.